Avocado Mayonnaise

Delicious, just delicious. That’s what this stuff is. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love avocado? It’s the most perfect food. It should be added to everything. If I started my own eatery, it would be called Avocado… or maybe Aguacate (avo in Spanish; so fun to say!) Avocado Mayonnaise 2 egg yolk 3/4 c. olive…

Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

This one is a revival from the archives of The Clean Plate. This pesto never fails to impress! For example, I just recently used it for my husband’s graduation party. Believe me when I tell you that 20 lbs of chicken slathered in this delicious and beautiful sauce does not disappoint. Check out these happy…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Here’s a tasty little twist on my very popular Paleo Hummus. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (legume-free) 2 c. cashews (soaked and drained) 1/2 c. tahini or more to taste 1 roasted red pepper (jarred or made fresh by grilling pepper until skin is charred and then removing skin and seeds once cool) Juice of 1…

Avocado Yum Sauce

I’m seriously stoked on the warm, wonderful weather we are having. Unfortunately, it does make for awkward tan-lines when you walk EVERYWHERE. I’ve got a legging tan-line, a shoe tan-line. A racer back tan-line and a budding shorts tan-line. That’s a lot of lines. Not super attractive but my body does appreciate the walks and…

Tequila Lime Tri Tip

Sick and tired of the violence and depression of TV news channels? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I have some good news. Item 1. It’s getting warmer. Which means I am out in the sunshine more often than not. This makes for a happy Nikki. Item 2. Last night I had the BEST…

Romesco Sauce

Today I re-emerged into my local Crossfit gym after a 5 month absence. Was it hard? Yes and No. I thought I would be a total spaz under the barbell but it turns out that muscle memory is a real thing. And I still have a bit of strength, which is encouraging. I mean, I…

Paleo BBQ sauce

It’s Summer! Which means BBQ’s every weekend. And what do you usually have at a BBQ? BBQ sauce! Usually, this little condiment is loaded with all sorts of processed weirdness (unless your host just happened to have a super secret, centuries old, homemade from scratch-recipe; not likely). Even most BBQ sauce recipes have ingredients like Worcestershire sauce…

Ancho Mole Chicken Cups

Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday. It carries so many good memories for me. Growing up, my family had a crazy HUGE 4th of July bash every year. From invitations to food to fireworks… it was amazing. We called it the ORTH of July (my maiden name) and it was held at our…

Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Yesterday I got a chance to make my first homemade mayonnaise. I’ve always wanted to do this because conventional mayonnaise it LOADED with Omega 6 fats in the form of canola or soybean oil. In this version I chose a healthier oil, olive, and an Omega 3 egg. Olive Oil Mayonnaise 2 egg yolk 2…

Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde

Another great vegetable side dish for a BBQ. This is more of a summer recipe, so keep it in mind as you’re doing all your ab work to get a ROCKIN beach body! I made this dish along with Peruvian Ceviche and Raw Pear and Blackberry Tart. When grilling the vegetables remember a few things:…